Answer: A big mess and...pictures!
Your photographer is undoubtedly one of the most important vendors that you will book. Your photographer is the one person who is responsible for capturing your memories for...well, eternity. Dramatic, I know, but it's true. The best advice I can give on this front is this -- don't skimp on your photographer. You will regret it.
We really loved our photographer, Jenny Stafford from Red Loft Studios. She had an incredible eye for detail, a flair for the artistic, and a natural photojournalistic talent. To top it off, she was young, exuberant, and fun! It was so wonderful to work with someone so dynamic and professional. It is easy to see why we picked Red Loft Studios. (Forgive the crappy cropping on my part!)
Hmm. You're still reading, huh? Well, if you're interested in learning about another great photog we considered, read on....
First, let me say that I'm thoroughly satisfied with having picked Red Loft Studios. Beyond satisfied. Ecstatic. Wouldn't change my decision at all. That being said, our runner-up seemed lovely, and it was so hard to tell her that we were going with someone else! I did a lot of research regarding photogs and interviewed five. The other three photogs we interviewed paled in comparison to Red Loft Studios and the runner-up, Jules Bianchi. I guess it's no surprise that both Jenny and Jules have been featured multiple times in The Knot magazine.
Oh, and I love this -- a pic of Jenny and Jules together! So much fun and talent in one photo!